Says new bnlack ink cartriges are empty when they are new
I replaced my black ink cartrige with a new one and the red light keeps blinking and the window says it has no black ink. I tried another new black cartrige and the same thing happens. What should I do?
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1st check the little gold plates on back of the cartridge. clean them off and were they make contact to the printer. If that don't work. Download SSC Service Utility. (Voids warrenty use at own risk free program) http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml If that don't fix it there is still one more thing you can do. Get a chip restetter for your cartridges. http://dsacme.blogspot.com/2008/10/service-tool-for-reset-canon-i320.html (this one is not free) This will reset the chip on your cartridge and make the printer think its a new one. I use both programs works great.
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A lot of printer manufactures place a small chip on the ink cartridge. Combined with the printer software it knows you re-filled the cartridge. This forces you to buy new ink. A work around that works with some printers. Keep you're old ink cartridges. Replace with new and when it empties replace with you're re-filled ink cartridge. Store you're old re-filled cartridges in a dry cool place when not in use. With HP printers users keep three cartridges.
I have many epson printer, some more than 5 years old. It's ok. some have printed more than 50.000pages, it's ok.
If Ink cartridge Unrecognizable, there are two posibilities : Chip Error at ink tank, or printer error. For chip error, try to plug the ink tank to another printer (same type). If the ink tank recognized by other printer, so the problem is printer.
1. Check chip conector at head carriage.
2. Check the wiring of the head, and chip.
If two point above is ok, the last action is check the power supply and board. It may be epprom is damage.
The ink your purchased is likely a cheap watered down version of what your printer is meant to take. You may notice that the ink smears when you rub the page directly after printing. Why you chose to use the blue and red ink to make black blows my mind. These refill kits are insanely cheap and buying the black could not have been much more. Not using black ink in the black cartridge would explain why your print is faded. Also, there is no way to reset the ink levels on this type of cartridge. As long as the printer still prints, just ignore the ink level indicator and print until the ink runs dry. I recommend Cartridge World for ink refills because they use high quality ink to manufacturer specified volumes while still saving you money.